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Grateful Dead Live at Foxboro Stadium on 1990-07-14


Topics Live concert


Shakedown Street, Walkin' Blues, Far From Me, Candyman, Memphis Blues, Ramble On Rose, One More Saturday Night Eyes Of The World-> Estimated Prophet-> Crazy Fingers-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Jam-> I Will Take You Home-> I Need A Miracle-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: The Last Time, E: We Bid You Good Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Foxboro Stadium
Location Foxboro, MA

Source SBD(?) ("could be DSBD, likely SBDm")> ? ("could also have a cassettegen between the source and DAT, not sure")> DAT> CD> EAC

Notes

SBD(?) ("could be DSBD, likely SBDm")> ? ("could also have a cassette
gen between the source and DAT, not sure")> DAT> CD> EAC; via Nick Georges; see pub comments for flaw notes

Reviews

Reviewer: neeshwu - - April 11, 2012
Subject: A few memories
I recall that Foxboro was a giant stadium with crappy sound. We were on Jerry's side and could hardly hear him all night--bummer for our group. I also recall a beachball (?) being thrown onstage during "Last Time" that almost hit Jerry--he scowled. As for the music, its pretty good for the era, but not outstanding. Shakedown, Eyes, and Uncle John's were nice, but not extraordinary. It seemed to me the band didn't much care for their environment at this show. At Buffalo (7/16) the boys looked much more relaxed, and really cranked out a great performance.
Reviewer: harryooo - - April 6, 2012
Subject: i was at this show
Great candy man and eyes... Dead were on fire this night. Too bad Brent Mydland died days later. Changed the course of the band musically. Does anyone remember that during the space Jam there was a clay animation of a figure like Mr. Bill with a contorted face on a cell phone screaming on the video monitors.
Reviewer: BIG_R - - November 27, 2009
Subject: 7-14-90
Good show. Decent recording with lots of Phil. Some minor static here and there but not enough to be a distraction.
Reviewer: Stagger me - - July 4, 2008
Subject: Cool Memories
I remember milling around at the gate looking for a way to get a ticket just before the show. This hot woman with a 2 or 3 year old daughter thrust the girl on my shoulder and gave me her daughters ticket and the three of us scooted in with the girl kind of squishing down into me. It was really awesome and so was the show
Reviewer: jhender501 - - June 20, 2006
Subject: Not sure about Brent's Daughter
I don't recall Brent's daughter during IWTYH, but that's possible.

This was my 40th bday show, my first Foxboro and I enjoyed it. At some point during the show we
looked out from the stadium (during Crazy Fingers
I believe) and saw a couple hot air balloons off
in the distance on a beautiful night..a sight and sounds I'll never forget.

Jim
Reviewer: Trannyman - - June 20, 2006
Subject: Best Foxboro?
Not the best Foxboro if compared to 1989 IMHO. Only because the 89 show featured the first set Playin and the almost never played second set Freidn of the Devil. 89 was my favorite, and I attended all of the Foxboros.

This first set rolls along slowly, with lots of breaks between songs. Saturday Night rips. The Eyes opener is great of course, but not the best of 1990. It has tough competition from 6/10 and the great Spring 90 versions. I think this was the show where Brent had his daughter sitting next to him during Take You Home (Am I right about this?). At any rate, still a classic Summer show from 90. This soundboard is definitely from a cassette, but is still nice.
Reviewer: liddy - - February 19, 2006
Subject: best of foxboro
I saw the GD in this venue in 87, 89 and this show, and this was easily the best of the 3. Very solid Shakedown to kick things off; rest of the 1st set is very strong, though not spectacular. 2nd set Eyes/Estimated opener was a surprise (though they started doing that combo with more regularity soon); rest of the set is strong, but again nothing spectacular. Great double encore with Bid U Goodnight.

Sound-wise ... this isn't the sharpest SBD, but as with many outdoor shows, the mix is such that you get lots of Phil, so I'm not complaining.
Reviewer: chinacatrider - - February 18, 2006
Subject: Nice sound on Last Time
I was at this show, but I, uh, accidentally dropped too much, you know. My b/f and I talked each other through it and I survived, but don't remember much of the show, except that we had a pretty good laugh during "One More Sat Nite."

I think the sound on this is decent quality, and it's nice to revisit a show I was at but not fully "there." Geez, I don't even remember the Bid you goodnight--that's saying something. It was such a treat in those days! Phil rocks on this one.
Reviewer: dmilks - - January 23, 2006
Subject: 7-14-90
Well, I don't think this show is AS good as some have made it out to be, nor do I think it's AS bad as some others have expressed....However, I don't think this is the Best Eyes of 1990....maybe of the summer tour...But, hands down I think people would say that the 3-29-90 Eyes is better...or 6-10-90??
Reviewer: bonk - - November 18, 2005
Subject: BEST EYEZ OF 1990
HERE IT IS!This is by far the best EYEZ from this year.Thats saying alot!Sound quality is A-/Such an nice download!!!!
Reviewer: Happy_John - - November 1, 2005
Subject: Smokin' show, BUT...
I saw the Foxboro/Buffalo combo two years in a row and those shows were fantastic. In '89 I was puddled and during this show in '90 it was the Woodstocks. The Eyes -> Estimated was especially unexpected, then it goes into Crazy Fingers -> Uncle John's...

Anyway, this is an excellent SBD, but Shakedown St. has some mastering errors or something. There are drop-outs, static and popping (worst @ 12:25). I hope somebody fixes this someday...
Reviewer: steveCA - - September 8, 2005
Subject: disappointing
I was here in 89 and 90. set list looks great but it wasn't all that. 89 was. this sound quality is not that great either. too much hiss. I usually don't give less than a 4 just because it's the dead.
Reviewer: Thad - - June 24, 2005
Subject: Worst show of the tour?
Do not agree about the "Eyes." Listen to the three versions from June West Coast - all three smoke this one. In fact, if you listen, at one point half the band is playing two beats ahead of the other half.

The "Bid You Goodnight" induces a cringe. I just have never enjoyed this show that much. I rank it toward the bottom of the list for that particular tour.
Reviewer: lobster12 - - April 7, 2005
Subject: UNFAIR
The show has the dubious honor of following that beast at RFK and preceeding a tasty Rich stadium show. Short first set is the only thing that makes this slighly less enjoyable than those 2( and I'm nitpicking)second set really flows, except IWTYH which I was never really a fan of. daily double encore works for me too.
Reviewer: sugarcube - - March 23, 2005
Subject: Great show
This show was sick! Not as good a tour as the spring, but still one of the best years of the Dead...download lots of this year!! This is a great night for Phil.
Reviewer: clovett66 - - November 5, 2004
Subject: Did you get your car towed?
I remember this show very well and while it was a pretty good show I think it paled in comparison to the Pittsburgh show I had seen earlier in the week. Did anybody get caught in the mass car towing of all the cars that had just parked on the side of the road? It seemed like half the people at the show were with me in line to pay their fine and get their cars.
Reviewer: smh1971 - - July 10, 2004
Subject: Overshadowed by 7/12 and 7/16
This was my second dead show ever and I had to wait a whole year to see them again after my 1st show on 7/2/89 but the wait was well worth it. It was a beautiful, hot and dry day in Foxboro. Security turned on the hoses and cooled off the crowd on the floor before the first set. The whole show is strong from beginning to end with personal highlights being the Shakedown opener and a surprise Sat night 1st set closer which was very welcome and got the crowd pumped up for set 2. The take a step back was funny with Jerry in particular having fun with it which led into one of my favorite Eyes of the world's ever. It was just picture perfect with crystal clear skies and the sun setting and a cool breeze blowing. This Eyes takes me back to that night, I cant believe it was 14 years ago, where does the time go? :) This was also the last I will take you home and it was very touching, I wasnt much of a fan of the song until this version, its quite emotional and the crowd was very appreciative. Brents keyboard and voice echoed through the huge stadium on that one. Two thumbs up
Reviewer: catmann - - June 5, 2004
Subject: The Ultimate Trip
This is a great show. even better if you were there as it was sandwiched between days off, on a Saturday, and the weather was smokin hot after a torrential rain in RFK two days earlier.
Spitits were high and the band delivered what I fondly call a greatest hits show. Brent's voice is raspy - maybe caught a cold in RFK? Bob scratches a bit during "on our own" in throwing Stones, but overall a smoker!
Highlights for me are Far From Me with Brent giving it some guts, Take a step back with carnival tuning to open the second set with Bob's voice quadruple echoing throughout the stadium, a brilliant Eyes to melt the crowd away into the evening set, a powerful drums, GDTRFB smokes and has a perfect transition into Throwing Stones. Double Encore was a treat and really made the whole day a dream. What a way to cap off a two day party!

Only 4 stars because of some flubs. Jerry was a bit slow getting the midi going a few times and Bob cut off a potential midi jam in Lovelight and jumped into the ending "shine on me" without singing the last verse.

FYI, the lists are slightly messed up above. Far From me and Candyman are one track (look at the file sizes to see). That makes each subsequent track off by one. The second set carnival tuning is listed as OMSN. The second set has drums split into two tracks for CD burning and is not listed right, so tracks are off again after that. I Need a Miracle and GDTRFB are also one long track, so after that the songs match up again. Confusing, but the whole show is here.
Reviewer: redbones - - May 27, 2004
Subject: Great Show
This was yet another outstanding show from the summer 1990 run. The first set was excellent with a very nice Shakedown, Candyman and Memphis Blues. The second set was one of those blissful summer sets when everything but the music melts away.

Eyes -> Estimated -> Crazy Fingers -> UJB pred-drums - what more could a Jerry Head ask for. The post-drums segment is smokin' and my version has the GDTRFB, not to mentions the rare(and fantastic) double encore of Last Time - Bid You Goodnight.

A couple neat stories about this show. Rumor has it the boys ate at Legal Seafoods in Boston (top notch seafood place) and liked their waiter so much they took him back to Foxoboro with them.

A buddy of mine was selling beers from a cooler on this blistering hot day. When he sold out of beers, he began selling $1 head dunks into the cooler full of ice water. Many people lined up for that service.
Reviewer: gankmore - - May 2, 2004
Subject: fix this!
Nice show, but missing the GDTRFB.
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